Legacy Animated Bumblebee

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Pixelmaster, Sep 17, 2023.

  1. TheException78

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    Counterpoint: You were fine with Legacy Cyberverse Shadow Striker being just a rehead of Legacy Side Burn... so I challenge your taste.
     
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    Interesting point. even if it's actually not correct.

    I prefer the original. This version looks far too generic. as if it's trying to Cosplay as the Original.

    The original had charm and oozed character as if it stepped out of the show to me.

    This thing. not even close. once again, Trying to force a Round Peg into a Square Hole.

    Only 2 figures ever pulled it off. they did so because it was more or less a tribute and a "hey what would these characters look like if they were made into more modern styled vehicles and given the movie robot treatment"? The designers poured a ton of love into those two designs. They paid the proper homage.

    This figure though, doesn't succeed in doing that. IT's got a goofy ass cartoon face for starters.

    the vehicle mode looks too Toon as well. The robot is trying to be a more Sunbow Style. It doesn't work.

    Must I go on. or...Are you going to continue to try to play Toy Psychologist and tell me what you think I mean?
     
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    It'll be criminal if this isn't redecoed as Wasp.
     
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    Legacy Hot Shot was engineered and sculpted by Takashi Kunihiro whose work includes G1 Hot Rod, Star Saber, RiD Megatron, Armada Megatron, Energon Hot Shot and Rodimus, Cybertron Optimus Prime, Animated Starscream, Fall of Cybertron Grimlock, Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus, Studio Series 86 Scourge and Ironhide, Haslab Unicron, Legacy Animated Prowl, and Masterpiece Movie Series Bumblebee Optimus Prime.
     
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    You make it sound like this isn't supposed to be a tribute to the Animated design and a "hey what would this character look like if it was made to fit aesthetically with the other Legacy figures."
     
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    I'm going to have to agree that this figure looks like an Animated head on a CHUG body. Even Prowl's head was more G1-ified than this is. It's just sort of weird.

    I honestly feel like if they're going to do Animated, they should just reissue the original figures with some new tooling to get the modern articulation that's expected today.

    Then again, I feel that way about most of everything that's being revisited from 2006 onward. It's not like the original toys were all that off the mark with regards to their animation or articulation.
     
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    Honestly bro, I think it would look loads better as WASP. mainly because Wasp always had his mask on so the face would probably translate well on that head there.

    As Animated Bumblebee though? No.
     
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    I actually found mine a week or so ago and was bugged by the offset stripe. I didn't even make the connection till just now. Maybe it's fate and I must get this new figure....
     
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    I swear.
    I leave for a few hours and everyone's at each other's throats over the same exact arguments all over again for the umpteenth time.
    Sounds about right.
    Carry on.
     
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    Welcome to TFW2005. Here's your sign. :lol 
     
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    WTF ARE THOSE HANGING ARMS?
     
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    Cyberverse Bee. EarthSpark Bee. A trash design they should never use again.
    (Plus T30 Bee did it better so they should use that from now on instead.)
     
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    I can see the design team wanting to do that. However the end result isn’t as cohesive/consistent. For example, it’s obvious Prowl and Bumblebee homage their Animated predecessors but Prowl homages it more whereas Bumblebee with a new head and weapons may end up looking way more like another version of Bumblebee from a different series(like a later series, not G1, outside of colors I’m not seeing G1 influence on this Bumblebee figure).
     
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    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/jkz7bnYfuOI
     
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    They look fine on those because the gaps are covered by kibble but not here unless it's just a perspective thing.
     
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    Wild isn't it?

    I think once we see more photos the wildfires of this thread will maybe calm down a little. Because at least to me he's looking better each time we see him (the Reddit photo made him look terrible mainly the headsculpt, which is what hurt the figure for me). When we see more dynamic photos or a review that should help. Usually the case with a lot of these figures.
    I’d say the big factor is TFA Bee already resembled G1 Bumblebee, Prowl apart from the crest in the show did not. Why Prime probably isn’t going to drastically changed.

    Personally I think Bee can out okay apart from the head, that being said I’m growing to like this figure more and more. The heads also not looking as terrible as the Reddit photo
     
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